TESDA Goes Green With New Training Center

In Manila, TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) has opened a new training center to focus on green skills and jobs. They will offer technical and vocational courses in areas such as hydroponics, photovoltaics, and vertical gardening, The center itself makes heavy use of green technology, featuring its own vertical garden and solar paneling.

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Mark Masselli

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Study Finds Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Spewing Silica Grains

A new study has shown that Saturn’s moon Enceladus is spewing tiny silica grains, which is evidence of hydrothermal activity taking place on the moon. This gives us fabulous insight into what it must be like on the floors of Enceladus’ ocean. In order for these grains to form, temperatures would need to reach 194 Degrees Fahrenheit.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

Indian SME’s Getting Green Guidance from Europe

Experts from the UK and other European nations are pushing green innovation in small and medium businesses in India. The larger corporations have started already, but small businesses often do not have the capital and direction to push into green technology. By focusing on sustainability, these companies can reduce waste and improve performance.

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Mark Masselli

Organic Recycling Systems Develops Electricity from Solid Waste

Waste Management and Waste-to-Energy are how you would describe the business model for Organic Recycling Systems. This Indian company is developing biogas from waste and harnessing it to create cheap, green electricity. Their system uses less water and generates biogas twice as quickly as current plants doing the same thing.

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Mark Masselli

NASA’s Magnetic Field Mission Looking for Green Energy

After years of planning, the Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft was finally launched. The main purpose of the craft is to study magnetic reconnection. We know that this has the potential to generate vast amount of clean energy, but we don’t know how to harness it. Hopefully they find a way!

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Mark Masselli

Princeton University Geologists Mapping Earth’s Mantle in 3D

Even though we (obviously) cannot see the Earth’s mantle, it has a large impact on our environment. Scientists at Princeton are mapping it in 3D to allow for a better study and understanding of this part of our planet. This project will allow us to understand what is going on beneath the crust, and may aid us understanding earthquakes better. Sweet.

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Mark Masselli

Be Careful When Going Green

Just a reminder from the University of Toronto; switching from fossil fuels to electric is not always a green choice. It all depends on how your electricity is generated. If the electrical generation causes more pollution than your original fuel, that is a net negative for the environment. This is yet another reason to lobby your congressional representative in favor of alternative and clean energy power plants to replace oil, coal, and natural gas as fuel sources.

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Mark Masselli

Australian Green Technology to be Trialed in China

Some new Australian efficient technology is being tested in China. It is a smart technology that takes waste from blast furnaces and converts it into a new product that one can make cement with. The process is known as Dry Slag Granulation. Considering the continuing building boom in China, another source for cement will save money and be better for the environment than upping normal production.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli